November 16’s episode of New Amsterdam, “In A Unusual Land,” was their most woke episode but this season. All fingers are on deck at New Amsterdam hospital with regards to offering medical take care of quite a few burn victims from a church hearth, all unlawful immigrants in search of sanctuary, whereas they fend off ICE brokers trying to strike.
One of many unlawful sufferers being handled is Temi (Rizi Timane), a trans man from Nigeria. Temi’s lungs have been affected, however she nonetheless received’t take off the binder that’s flattening her breasts, regardless of not having the ability to breathe. It’s not till Nurse Kai Brunstetter (Em Grosland), who additionally occurs to be a trans man, convinces Temi to take off the binder that she lastly does.
Leyla: This could ease your respiration.
Temi: It is not. I can not…breathe.
Leyla: Your bandages are limiting your respiration. We’ll have to undo them.
Temi: No, no, no, no.
Leyla: You will be extra snug.
Temi: Get away from me!
Brunstetter: Are you okay over right here?
Temi: Do not contact me.
Leyla: Ought to I get an orderly?
Brunstetter: No, maintain on. I obtained this. Okay. Let’s begin over, huh? I am Kai, he or they pronouns. What’s your title? Does taking your binder off make you’re feeling unsafe, uncovered? I get that, I do. However the factor is, between the smoke and your binder, your lungs are struggling, which is why I’ve to take the binder off. Can we try this? Okay.
Temi: My title is Temi. My pronouns are he and him.
Brunstetter: It’s good to fulfill you, Temi.
When the binder is eliminated, they uncover bleeding and discharge from her breasts. Temi wants a mammogram and Brunstetter tries to reassure her: “I can inform you from private expertise that getting a mammogram sucks. It is like stepping again right into a physique that is not mine. Does that sound acquainted? So for folks like us, trans males, it is tempting to disregard most cancers screenings and stroll away from God-awful machines like this one.”
Temi is traumatized by “the horrible issues that occurred” again in Nigeria the place they “tried to destroy” her physique, presumably due to her dysphoria, and refuses to place herself within the mammogram machine.
Finally, Temi is supplied with a transducer scan, which locates a tumor. Temi desires a double mastectomy, pondering it is likely to be her solely probability to take away her breasts in keeping with her male gender id although it’s defined, “So a full mastectomy leaves a flat chest that form of dips in, concave. That is completely different than prime surgical procedure which creates muscle contour.”
Throughout Temi’s surgical procedure, nonetheless, it’s found that the most cancers has unfold. She’ll have to return again to the hospital every day for six weeks for chemotherapy, however she is afraid that may give ICE an opportunity to detain her. Dr. Sharpe tells her, “It is a threat, sure. However not treating your most cancers will kill you.”
Temi replies, “Being deported will kill me. Going to detention will kill me. Each possibility is a loss of life sentence.” For some motive, asylum isn’t introduced up as the obvious, related possibility. Perhaps as a result of that answer would not result in open borders.
Just like the character Temi, the actor Timane can also be from Nigeria and a trans man, with a web site that describes Timane as a “trans-sensitivity coach” and “trans minister, an affirming LGBTQI psychotherapist on the L.A. LGBT Middle, and prior service because the Affiliate Director of the nation’s largest transgender well being program.” Timane spoke on the United Nations World Entrepreneur Summit “on the necessity for better trans consciousness and trans office advocacy.” Songs embody “Love Is All We Want,” which is described as a “Trump response single.”
ICE is persistently portrayed as a predatory company within the episode, with nothing higher to do than stalk folks exterior of hospitals and church buildings. The burned church’s priest reveals that “ICE has been circling our church for weeks. They have been coming by at random instances ready for somebody to be out of our safety. They’re coming dwelling from work, leaving to go to highschool.”
After his try at turning the hospital cafeteria right into a church fails, probably the most ridiculous scenes includes Max’s plan to allow the discharged unlawful immigrant sufferers to flee ICE by organising a diversion with an ambulance motorcade. Certain sufficient, the ICE brokers fall for it and pull over the caravan of ambulances whereas the group sneaks away on a bus.
Max: All proper. Hey, buddy, hey. Is that this everybody?
Helen: Temi was the final in ICU.
Fr O’Connell: Cafeteria is obvious.
Max: Pray this works.
Fr O’Connell: Oh, I’ve.
Helen: And watch out.
Max: Too late for that.
ICE Agent: They’re on the transfer.
Head Ice Agent: Get in! Go, go, go! Come on, out of the car.
Max: Yeah, all proper.
Head Ice Agent: You might be underneath arrest for harboring prison aliens. Open ’em up! The place are they? The place are the illegals?
Max: Illegals? No, I simply run a hospital. All we’ve are sufferers.
Dr. Bloom: What about tomorrow?
Fr O’Connell: I do not know, Dr. Bloom. I need not know. I’ve religion. That is simply one other cease on our pilgrimage.
The episode predictably includes a line concerning the plight of unlawful immigrants after we hear of their escape. “The factor is, they nonetheless do not have a house. Everybody deserves a house, do not they?” One final plug for amnesty from the woke, bleeding-heart, open borders crowd.
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